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Get a Carbon Monoxide Detector for your home

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Do you monitor the quality of the air in your house? What about the temperature at the various parts of your home that you are in and not in? For example, most days of the year the basement in our house is between 4 and 6 degrees cooler than the main level, In the winter it doesn’t matter because, well we are dressed warmly. In the summer I love it because it is cooler. But in the winter time, air quality matters. It also matters if you shut your house up and run the air conditioning in the summer. The quality of the air you are breathing can cause you to have a weakened immune system and get sick. It is also something that can impact those in your house with allergies.

I have the NetATMO weather stations, based on the system; I use their modules in the basement, main level, and bedroom level of the house. That allows me to verify temperatures, plus check air quality. I also have the one on the main level set to monitor CO. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless odor gas that kills. Every year you hear about people dying from CO poisoning. Knowing, and being able to alarm your house based on a rising CO level is critical! If you do not have a CO alarm in your house, please get one. The life you save is your own. CO detectors should be like Smoke detectors, standard in every house, apartment and recreational vehicle.

(we have a CO monitor in the boat).

The technology to monitor the quality of the air and the presence of contaminants is an interesting study. First of all, the sensors now are much smaller than they used to be. That allows you to have one, two, or even three sessions tucked away in various parts of your house. Have a furnace in your house? Get a CO detector, a furnace in some scenarios can release CO. Have a fireplace, fires generate CO at times. Have a stove? Or an Oven? They also can in certain situations produce CO in your house. While it is easy to forget, it is critical for your health. Next time you are at the store, make sure you buy batteries for your smoke detectors and pick up a CO monitor!!!!

  • Did you know that CO was odorless and Colorless?

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  • Do you have a CO detector today?

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  • Do you have smoke detectors?

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  • Have you ever smelled natural gas in your home?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I do not have any detectors for smoke detection or CO in the house … so far nothing has happened … as far as air quality is concerned, I live in such an area that the air is really high quality

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